Not sure what I find more alarming. A thread questioning Meyer's 25-2 start at OSU or the fact he was lumped in with two of the biggest lumps in college football in Hoke and Muschamp. I'd expect this after a 2-25 start but this? smh.
I just watched the highlights from the VT-W&M game and noticed two important things:
1. VT's offense is almost identical to Sparty's. Brewer looks just like Connor Cook in the pocket and VT's RBs are powerful and run hard. Receivers don't run anything elaborate but are effective. OL is solid.
2. VT's DL is rock solid. I'd say a notch below OSU's but still better than Navy's. We wont put up 30+ points on them.
I'm sticking to my pick that OSU wins 17-16. I think this could very well play out much like the 2012 MSU game. We play toe-to-toe with VT for 3 1/2 quarters and manage to pull away late.
I don't agree with the notion that just because Brax went down that automatically means everyone else suddenly sucks. To suggest that means Brax was the only good player we have on offense. That's just silly in my mind.
Fair grades of the performance. If the OL has at least a B grade the game is a blowout. Just comes to show the margin for error is so slim in college football. The comforting thing is we have Ed Warinner.
The WMDs are great. I laughed at the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory missing chapter line...
High on the mountain, the workers – who have not yet become the Oompa Loompas – sing "Eight little children, such charming little chicks. But two of them said 'Nuts to you', and then there were six."
Yes, I would imagine children in 1964 reading that characters were chopped to death would've been rather traumatic lol
Let them hate on JT. It will be sweet to watch him prove them wrong and put them all in their places. Then when those same writers start singing his praises we can all call them out for it, with proof.
There is almost too much talent and rotation out there
No such thing, especially with the prospect of injuries as we've all seen.
17-16 OSU. VT's defense is better. Our DL is better than William & Mary's. Comes down to a late DasBoot FG.
Navy was a terrible team for us to discern anything about the defense just from the strict assignment mode of this game and the fact they threw so few times. The Buckeye defenders practiced and practiced on being in a certain spot on every play. There was ZERO room for improvisation or creativity. Miss an assignment and you get a long run (like what we saw). Ash's revamped defense was not and is not going to be perfect so quickly, especially when it was so schematically handcuffed yesterday.
People forget that we were also playing against highly-trained military personnel who are taught to be super efficient at everything they do outside of football. Of course they're going to execute their offense perfectly. It's their nature. They would've run for 250-300 on anyone.
I doubt VT will run against that DL.
Super pumped about next Saturday night. Wish I could be there.
He was spun around, pressured and running in the opposite direction and didn't see the receiver. Brax would've missed it, too.
Wisconsin lost and blew a 17-point lead. I don't want their D.
1. It was said yesterday the OL got better when they put Hale in at guard. My guess is Joel starts vs. VT. It also looks as if Boren has separated himself from Lindsay.
2. One thing I noticed that I like, the LBs not only look quicker but are MUCH bigger. Thank you, Mickey.
3. Lots of people unhappy with the total rushing yards the D gave up. The cut blocks were the only thing that allowed most of them. I think Navy would still rush for 250-300 against anyone else including Sparty.
4. JT doesn't throw that pick he was nearly flawless. Better start than I ever could have imagined.
5. DasBoot indeed!
Question, did Kwon play? I didn't see him.
I guess that answers the question as to why there were so many ORs on the OL depth chart leading up to the game. Here's hoping Meyer and Warinner can light a fire under them because VT will be a LOT tougher.
Entirely possible VT was overlooking that game. I expect them to come out and give us a big time fight. They're Virginia Tech.
There were lots of problems but I kept going back to the OL as the biggest. The DL and LBs are solid, JT will get better and it's evident we're going to have a solid RB by committee this year where we may have a different leading rusher every week. But getting stopped on 4th down by Navy's defense? Not a good sign. Coach Warinner is definitely going to earn his paycheck this season.
The offseason does have one silver lining, it reminds us how friggin awesome the season is (because the alternative stinks). Do us proud Buckeyes!
Well, I'm in love now
and LMAO @ the guy in the red striped shirt
I guessed 29-14 but I'd happily take 31-17. 30 PPG with an entire new offense is more than acceptable, especially if the D is fixed.
Don't want to be so sloshed that you don't even remember watching the game. Start drinking an hour before and pace yourself. Patience grasshopper.
-100,000. Oy vey.
Bobby Bowden may have won a lot of games but I have a tough time putting him in the same group as a Bear Bryant or Pop Warner.
Wow, I think Sederius Bryant of Ole Miss just got ejected.
They didn't have much of a passing game last year either.
The one time my HS played a team that cut blocked I remember the special drills we went through on the DL to prepare for it. Mostly the drills were used to help keep you on your feet because once you're on the ground or on your knees you're effectively out of the play. We also worked on using our hands to force that cut-blocking player into the turf since they're already so low to the ground to begin with by trying to cut block you. Just shove their faces into the ground and step over them. The better our DL stays on its feet the better the D will play. If you see lots of Buckeye defenders on the ground be worried.